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Some of The Diverse Contemporary Architecture of Africa…

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The diverse continent of Africa is also host to diverse architectural projects, but many people outside of the continent are unaware (save for probably Kere’s lovely structures based on the local vernacular). Thanks to a wonderful slideshow post by Victor Delaqua of ArchDaily, we can catch a glimpse of some of the varied contemporary design projects installed in Africa. Of the 18 selected buildings from Mr. Delaqua’s original post (from 14 countries), here are my 7 favorite architectural projects from that post. Continue reading Some of The Diverse Contemporary Architecture of Africa…

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Sonic Forces Lets You Create Your Own Sonic Character; Excuse Me While I “SQWEEEEEEEEE”…

It’s probably not a secret that I’m a huge fan of Sonic the Hedgehog (here’s the damning proof, itself), so hearing that in one of the upcoming new Sonic games (other than the retro-tastic Sonic Mania, which, YES, I DID pre-order because I’m a sucker), you’d be able to create your own character to fight the forces of evil with Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic. Continue reading Sonic Forces Lets You Create Your Own Sonic Character; Excuse Me While I “SQWEEEEEEEEE”…

BOOS Beach Club Restaurant, the Best Old House & Japanese Origami-Inspired Bar & Grill in Luxembourg

Yup, that title pretty much tells it; there’s more to discuss, though. There now exists a modern and contemporary building with a new and iconic design, replacing the rather older BOOS Beach Club bar and restaurant. The newsest part of the building resembles folded sheets of paper– as it was influenced by Japanese origami art — is actually integrated around the existing triangular-shaped home to exist with the old and open to the local suroundings. Continue reading BOOS Beach Club Restaurant, the Best Old House & Japanese Origami-Inspired Bar & Grill in Luxembourg

Influential Italian Architect and Historian Leonardo Benevolo Passes Away at 93

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Late last week, it was reported by the Italian media that Leonardo Benevolo, one of the foremost architects, critics, and historians in Italy, passed away at his home on January 5th, 2017 in Brescia following a long illness. Benevolo was considered to be an extremely influential figure in architectural history, as he aimed to continuously examine the problems within our cities and the possibilities on how to solve them. Continue reading Influential Italian Architect and Historian Leonardo Benevolo Passes Away at 93

The Farnsworth House – Doc’D #45

In this month’s architecture-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the iconic Farnsworth House, designed by legendary architect, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe. Continue reading The Farnsworth House – Doc’D #45

Here’s Atelier of Architects’ Saengthai Rubber Headquarters

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This 2015 building is the epitome of modern architecture; plain-looking (or boring to some) while still being elegant in its simplicity of design and materiality. The Saengthai Rubber Headquarters building (which is basically in the form of two boxes wrapped with a black concrete frame) is located in front of a 50-year-old factory compound on Poochaosamingprai Road — say that five times fast — in Samut Prakan, Thailand, Bangkok’s historical industrial development area. The building’s expressive gesture is part of a strategy to use it as a symbolic gateway to the district. Continue reading Here’s Atelier of Architects’ Saengthai Rubber Headquarters

Robie House – Doc’D #41

In this month’s architecture-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, design characteristics and lasting legacy of Robie House, one of the premiere houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Continue reading Robie House – Doc’D #41

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When Classic Schoolhouses Meet Modern Art: The Little Red Schoolhouse

It’s uncommon nowadays to find any of those classic little red schoolhouses from the likes of Little House on the Prairie or Lassie (assuming it was red; I only remember the reruns being in black-and-white), but it seems that they are trying to make a comeback. Kinda of, sort of; with a modern twist.  Also, it’s not used as a schoolhouse, but rather as a youth center in Rosklide, Denmark.   Continue reading When Classic Schoolhouses Meet Modern Art: The Little Red Schoolhouse

New School Game Music with Old School SNES Soundsets are Old & New (INCEPTION!)

Musician Shnabubula released his most recent videogame-themed album back in May, titled SNESology, a free collection of original music that uses instrument soundsets from some classic Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) games. The album, includes various other artists that contributed their SNES-inspired songs to the project.  The album has some original numbers along with remakes of pre-existing game tracks in the style of a completely different type of game. After the break, you can listen to five selections including in the collection and remind yourself of how awesome, amazing, and timeless the music from the SNES is.   Continue reading New School Game Music with Old School SNES Soundsets are Old & New (INCEPTION!)